As luck would have it…
With those first words, four years ago today, The Schell Cafe was born. I remember the night well and the first menu I blogged.
Sea Bass Sauteed with Leeks & Red Pepper
Mixed Vegetable Tian
At the time, I had only seen two blogs. I followed one written by a family who successfully adopted two daughters from Russia. I remember linking to their blog from an adoption forum and thinking everything about these webpage thingamajigs was just cool. I followed the trail straight to Blogger.
My dear friend Lulu, who is way ahead of every trend, also penned pages at Blogger. I figured why not give it a whirl?
So, with a first menu under my belt and wine in hand, I bumbled through setting up a Blogger account. Husband dubbed me Saucymomma and the journey began with this very first post.
So much has changed since that night in 2005. Both at home and at the virtual cafe. The most important change occurred in 2007 when Littlest was born. It’s almost impossible to imagine life before her! The older three Littles have all started school and Husband has renewed his passion for fishing. We renovated the kitchen. And less than six months later tore the entire house down and rebuilt it.
The virtual cafe has evolved over the last four years too. I’ve changed the look of the cafe more than once, moved to wordpress, bought my own domain, and updated with widgets and tools as time and my limited technical abilities allowed.
Through it all, I’ve kept on cooking and writing. And you, dear readers, through it all (and for some reason) have kept on reading!
So, it should really come as no surprise that, once again, I have some changes in the works! I’m working with a web designer who is helping me renovate the cafe, so to speak. There will be friendly features I hope you will enjoy and find useful as we continue to cook together. In addition to the cooking features, the menu at the cafe will be expanded to include a more personal glimpse into the cafe, specifically my spiritual life. Many of you have found my writings over at The Kitchen Mission. Part of the new web design will be to merge these two sites. Soon The Schell Cafe will be serving daily offerings of food and faith.
In the meantime, please know how grateful I am for each of you.
Thank you for joining me on this journey!
Kristin (aka saucymomma)